Guzmán Calzada Llorente (27) began his two-year residency with Festival Dag in de Branding in September 2022. He is a composer, guitarist and sound designer of Uruguayan-Spanish descent. During his residency at Festival Dag in de Branding, he is creating new music for various line-ups, based on ancient music from the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. Strands of Polyphony #2 for recorder quartet is the first of his new works to see the light of day.
In a church in the Spanish village of Pastrana, Guzmán Calzada Llorente once saw something that made a lasting impression: the bellows of the church organ were taped with strips of sixteenth-century notation, collages of centuries-old manuscripts. This fascinating image provided the starting point for his concert installation in the Waalse Kerk: scores are set up at five spots in the church in which Calzada Llorente interweaves old authentic sources, newly composed music, the acoustics of the location and electronic sounds. Recorder ensemble Delle Donne Consort follows a mapped-out trajectory through the church, allowing the audience to experience the space in different ways.